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Steward Health Care, which owns Carney Hospital in Dorchester, continues to prepare for an expected surge in admissions of COVID-positive patients at the Dorchester Avenue facility. On March 17, Steward announced that the hospital had begun converting its... Read more
The number of deaths in Massachusetts caused by the coronavirus eclipsed 200 on Saturday with 24 new fatalities from COVID-19 reported by the Department of Public Health. Boston has recorded 13 deaths and 1,618 confirmed cases, with 163 noted as "... Read more
A report published by the City of Boston's Public Health Commission on Friday offers the first glimpse into the distribution of COVID-19 cases by neighborhood— and so far, Dorchester and Mattapan are above the citywide average of 18 cases per 10,000... Read more
Massachusetts officials will launch a large-scale contact tracing program with the help of a nonprofit health organization, aiming by the end of the month to have about 1,000 people investigating and recording every instance of potential coronavirus... Read more
Gov. Baker on Friday signed a bill enabling some restaurants during the ongoing state of emergency to include beer and wine sales with food takeout/delivery orders and pushing the tax-filing deadline to July 15. The restaurant provision in the bill... Read more
Loreto O’Connor, director of the Women Infants and Children (WIC) program at Dorchester’s Harbor Health Services Inc., has worked with WIC programs for 24 years, but the last few weeks have been an unprecedented experience for her. “I have never seen the... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh on Thursday said he's considering the possibility of using fines and police officers to help enforce social distancing, though he hopes he doesn't have to. In a press conference held outside City Hall and streamed online, Walsh... Read more
Dorchester resident, former executive of Codman Square Health Center, and resident Reporter health expert Bill Walczak co-authored an op-ed published Thursday in the New York Times that has gained traction on social media with its urgent message:... Read more
The Reporter's editor and publisher Bill Forry joined BNN-TV's Chris Lovett for an interview for Neighborhood Network News on Thurs., April 2, 2020 to discuss what's happening in Dorchester this week.
As Gov. Charlie Baker's administration works to supply medical professionals with protective gear and prepare for the coming surge of coronavirus infection, the Legislature on Thursday set about putting in place new housing protections for tenants and... Read more
In a matter of "weeks and months," as many as 172,000 Massachusetts residents could become infected with the coronavirus and the surge of COVID-19 patients hospitals have been preparing for is now expected to hit sometime between April 10 and April 20,... Read more
March 2020 will go down in history as the month that many Americans started taking the coronavirus seriously. In the first couple of weeks, schools, businesses, and state governments determined that the US wasn’t going to dodge the virus bullet, started... Read more
Mayor Walsh reports that there are now 10 deaths in Boston from COVID-19 related illness through April 2. There are 1,233 total reported cases, up 176 from yesterday, according to the Mayor. -Developing-
The House on Thursday afternoon passed a bill (H 4615) to put a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the coronavirus emergency, quickly advancing the bill to the Senate after it was released in the early afternoon by the Committee on Ways and... Read more
A trio of Boston city councillors on March 31 asked state education officials to hold off on a new partnership with their city’s school district to improve underperforming schools, saying students, educators and families need to focus on adapting to the... Read more
Reusable grocery tote bags across Massachusetts are idle these days, stuffed in the backs of vehicles and hanging on door knobs in homes. That’s because last week Gov. Charlie Baker issued a new public health order: “From now on reusable bags are... Read more
• Pat’s Pizza of Lower Mills has adopted a new system for take-out orders. Customers should call ahead and drive or wait outside the rear of the pizza shop at 2254 Dorchester Ave. Food will be hand-delivered direct to your car. Call 617-298-2222. • New... Read more
Seventy five years ago this month, the world was anticipating the imminent end of the murderous Nazi regime as Allied forces under General Dwight D. Eisenhower and a number of aggressive Russian generals were pressing from all sides on the once-invincible... Read more
University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan and the chancellors of the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth ,and Lowell UMass campuses announced last week that they will adjust room, board, and parking fees in response to the coronavirus-driven closures of... Read more
Visiting the Worcester arena that's being turned into the state's first COVID-19 field hospital, Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday disclosed plans to set up a similar operation at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to bolster the capacity of the... Read more

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